Athenaeum Music and Arts Library
The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library is proud to announce the exhibitions of Amanda Farber’s Here and Michelle Montjoy’s the pit bull licked the baby’s head and scented it with ham.
Exhibition runs January 10 through February 14.
Farber works with images derived from many sources including imaginary forms, personal memories, photographs, textile patterns, vintage illustrations, and advertisements. Her paintings are loaded with high contrasts and rhyming negative spaces. Distortion or abstraction often blurs the line between two and three dimensions with an unexpected edge or a surprising surface.
Michelle Montjoy, in the Rotunda Gallery, presents the pit bull licked the baby’s head and scented it with ham with familiar materials and techniques. Employing absurdity, obsessiveness, and abnormal juxtapositions, her work observes suburban tropes, personal failings, and political paradoxes. Over 500 T-shirts were collected from friends and thrift stores, cut into strips that act as one continuous thread, and then knitted into 12-foot forms resembling sleeves. The variety of stitches, shades of white, bits of logos, stains, and holes speak to the combined stories held in the shirts, all of which have served their original function.
This library is one of only 16 nonprofit membership libraries in the United States. There are plentiful arts and music books, movies and recordings, and regular concerts by jazz and classical musicians.
Free concerts held at noon every other Monday from fall through spring, with a total of 15 per year. The concerts feature both classical chamber groups and jazz musicians. No need for tickets or reservations, just get there early and line up at the side door.
Friday, February 6, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, February 9, 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 10, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 13, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 19, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, February 23, 12:00 p.m.
|Tuesday||10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday||10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.|
|Thursday||10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.|
|Friday||10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.|
|Saturday||10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.|